Orkney birds inspire winning award entry

A poetry pamphlet inspired by the life of birds on Orkney has won the 2012 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award.

'Ecstatics, A language of birds' won from a shortlist of seven, with the Orkney-based Brae Editions picking up a cheque for £800. The pamphlet was written by Lesley Harrison, whose poetry is inspired by remote locations.

The runner-up was 'Happyland' by William Hershaw, published by FRAS Publications who received a cheque for £300.

The award is administered by the National Library of Scotland and seeks to promote and encourage the publishing of Scottish pamphlet poetry. All entries become part of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award archive held in NLS collections.

Read more in our poetry pamphlet winners press release.

18 May 2012



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